December 7, 2018

Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a good economy, the care at U.S. nursing homes falls because it’s harder to attract and keep staff, […]
December 6, 2018

Millions of Americans Still Breathing Secondhand Smoke: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite three decades of declines in secondhand smoke exposure, 58 million Americans — children included — are still breathing […]
December 6, 2018

Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on Pounds

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner — especially if they are “metabolically […]
December 6, 2018

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, 'Personalized' Medicine: Poll

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical science has made tremendous advances in “personalized medicine” — drugs that fight cancer and other diseases by boosting […]
December 6, 2018

New Approach to Opioid Crisis: Supervised Heroin Injection Programs?

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not standard practice in the United States, but supervised access to medical-grade heroin may reduce the risk of […]
December 5, 2018

Botox May Help Prevent Post-Op A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial […]
December 5, 2018

Infections in the Young May Be Tied to Risk for Mental Illness: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could an infection make your child or teen prone to mental health issues? New research from Denmark suggests it’s […]
December 5, 2018

More Green Space May Mean a Healthier Heart

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Living in a neighborhood with lots of greenery just might protect your ticker. “Our study shows that living in […]
December 5, 2018

World's First Baby Born From Deceased Donor's Transplanted Uterus

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The world’s first baby born to a woman who had a uterus transplant from a deceased donor shows that […]
December 4, 2018

AHA: Hearts From Unusual Donors Could Help Meet Growing Transplant Demand

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Researchers say the ever-growing waiting list of hopeful heart transplant recipients could be trimmed down if only more […]
December 4, 2018

Few Americans Have Optimal 'Metabolic Health'

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Only about one in eight American adults has what is known as good metabolic health, a new study finds. […]
December 4, 2018

Cost of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: $23,000 Annually Per Case

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — About 630,000 babies worldwide are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) each year. They’ll need care averaging $23,000 […]